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AR 15-6 Investigation: Statement of Soldier re: Incident at Ramadi Palace, Iraq, July 11-12, 2003

July 31, 2003 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 1138
Sworn statements of investigation of detainee abuse at Ramadi Palace, Iraq – July 11-12, 2003. Two soldiers were seen kicking bound detainees who were in custody. The soldiers were told that the Geneva conventions apply to all captured EPWs, but they rejected that advice and continued to abuse the Iraqis in their custody. The statement put the date as July 29-30, however, other statements put the date as late July 11 or early July 12, 2003. The subsequent statements are by other units and supported by collateral documentation supporting the July 11-12, 2003 date of the events. This document is part of an investigation in to an incident related to ACLU RDI 1136 through 1171.
  • 2003-07-29, Ramadi Palace (Rifles Base) (Camp Blue Diamond), Iraq
    • AR 15-6 Investigation (Ramadi Palace, Iraq, July 11-12, 2003). Members of an Army Rifle Company witnessed the abuse of several detainees who were bound. Their sworn statements state that the Military Police officers were kicking and punching the detainees. The soldiers of the Rifle Company told the MPs that their actions were wrong and that the Geneva Conventions applied to the EPWs. The Military Police responded that the Geneva Conventions did not apply. A Captain of the MP Unit has been specifically mentioned as giving orders and/or instructions to soldiers involved.